Companies in the scientific industry can be hard-pressed to find the talent they need. It can be especially hard for those not in the scientific industry who have a chemist need, to find the right person. While difficult, it isn’t impossible.

Use these tips when you are hiring a chemist:

      1. Know what kind of chemist you are looking for. Chemists have a range of duties and the breadth of knowledge for each varies. Even identifying the ingredients in your products could be a toss-up between a fragrance chemist, toxicologist or cosmetic chemist, if you don’t know the difference.
      2. Create a clear job description. Once you know who you are looking for, make sure a job seeker can identify your position as well. Use the right keywords for searchability and detail the responsibilities in a way that attracts the right people to apply.
      3. Post your job in the right places. While big job boards are great for most jobs, they probably aren’t for your chemist position. Find a niche job board that caters to the exact employee you’re looking for, for a better chance at reaching the right people.
      4. Consider your options. Do you need a full-time, permanent chemist? Today, there are thousands of employees working as freelancers and consultants who make wonderful options for your short-term needs. You may also consider local universities or programs that are training the chemists of tomorrow. It could work well to create a partnership to reach these future employees, while they are young and unemployed, if you will have permanent or many positions to fill. In fact, you might even be able to use their help while they are still students! Think internships and work study.
      5. If you are still having trouble finding the chemist you need, consider using a recruitment service. Our specialized recruiters at Alliance Scientific Solutions maintain relationships with many job seekers who could make the perfect match for your chemist position. Contact us today!